Our most popular direct wind light surf reel. This reel has the Turbo cast system and very strong light graphite back plates. Long casts are guaranteed with this spool. To control a fish taking line on a direct wind reel the hand is taken off the winding handle and quickly applied to the line surface and spool to create back pressure. When the fish has slowed put your hand back to the handle and recover the line and the fish. Simply nothing to go wrong or break on this reel. A fish alert switch is on the back of the reel. The fish alert switch can be engaged when leaving the rod and reel unattended to warn you of a fish taking line. Minimal moving parts make fishing in salt water and sand not an issue, even a rinse in salt water has no effect on this reel.